Helen Zoe Veit's history of food in World War I was a finalist for the James Beard Award for Reference and Scholarship
"Can a book about self-denial be a pleasure to read? Veit’s Modern Food, Moral Food is certainly such a book; it is beautifully written, a monument to good historical research that is accessible to the average reader." --Melanie DuPuis, Journal of Interdisciplinary History
"Veit's research breathes new life into the study of U.S. history in general. Proof that food history is a serious academic discipline that can stand alone or interweave with women's studies, ethnic studies, sociology, economics, or health sciences. Highly recommended."
"A gripping read, full of fascinating information on conceptualizing, cooking, and eating food... This is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the making of modern American dietary practice."
--Kristen Hoganson, author of Consumers' Imperium: The Global Production of American Domesticity, 1865-1920
"Veit's superb scholarship and lively prose make for an important, timely contribution to modern food history."
--Susanne Freidberg, author of Fresh: A Perishable History
"Not simply of interest to food historians, this book offers great insights into political and intellectual currents of the Progressive era and the 1920s...Grounded in a rich documentary record and gracefully written, the book provides skillful interpretation and is enjoyable to read." -- Kendra Smith-Howard, Journal of Southern History